Government is the World’s Largest Market for Goods and Services!  Find out if this a Market for Your Business?

Widener University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Provides Free Services to Help You Learn About Government Marketing.

Free, Confidential and Valuable.

3 Phases of Support

For companies new to government marketing.

The goals for this phase are:

  • To gain an overview of how government agencies purchase goods and services

  • Complete the requirements for registering as a government supplier

  • Determine if government contracting is right for a company

Phase 1:


For companies that have completed the activities in Phase 1.

The  goals for this phase are:

  • To develop or modify a government marketing strategy

  • Learn what programs and resources are available to support the marketing strategies

  • Develop a critical value proposition and branding 

  • Commit resources to execute the marketing plan

Phase 2:

Develop a Plan

For companies that are procurement ready.

The goals for this phase are:

  • Execute, evaluate and modify government marketing efforts

  • Modify company operations as required to support contracts that are compliant with government regulations

Phase 3:

Execute the Plan

Upcoming Workshops


Federal, state, and local governments already purchase billions of dollars on goods and services every year. Federal purchasing offices are often required to set aside contracts or portions of contracts for exclusive bidding by small and/or minority-owned businesses. In addition, major prime contractors are required to subcontract part of their work out to small firms.

The Widener University Procurement Technical Assistance Center is part of the Southeast Pennsylvania Procurement Technical Assistance Center (SE PA PTAC).  The center helps businesses of all sizes market to the government – federal, state and local. 


The SE PA PTACs are part of a national program authorized by Congress in 1985 to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. Through cooperative agreements with DoD, PTACs are administered nationally by a variety of entities, including state governments, universities, community colleges, local economic development corporations, Native American organizations and other local institutions. PTACs are staffed with counselors experienced in government contracting, and all participate in ongoing professional training required to keep pace with continually evolving acquisition procedures and policies.


Businesses that want to get into government contracting and needing assistance, can do no better than to talk to a PTAC – they are the go-to-people for marketing your products or services to the government. PTAC counselors can teach you how to explore the government arena for possible market opportunities. 


This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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